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HMICS Strategic Review of Undercover Policing in Scotland - Terms of Reference

This strategic review of undercover policing in Scotland has been directed by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and will be undertaken by HMICS in terms of Section 74(1) of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act...

National, Review of Policing 11 Jan 2017
HMICS - Annual Report 2015-16

This annual report from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) provides an update on how HMICS has carried out its statutory function for the period of 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and...

National, HMICS Annual Report 22 Dec 2016
HMICS - Inspection of Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services - Terms of Reference

HMICS has published terms of reference for its inspection of the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Service. The aim of this inspection is to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of leadership, governance,...

National, Thematic Inspection 01 Dec 2016
HMICS Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 2 - Terms of Reference

HMICS has published terms of reference for our Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 2. The aim of this audit and assurance review is to follow-up on recommendations made within our Audit and...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 04 Nov 2016
HMICS Crime Audit 2016

The aim of our audit was to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of crime recording by Police Scotland and the extent to which practice complies with the Scottish Crime Recording Standard and Counting Rules. We also assessed arrangements for the management, governance and internal...

National, Crime Audit Report 21 Sep 2016
HMICS Inspection of custody centres at Aikenhead Road and London Road, Glasgow

The aim of this inspection was to assess the treatment of and conditions for those detained in police custody centres located at Aikenhead Road and London Road in Glasgow.

This inspection was in addition to our regular programme of custody inspections and took place at the request of...

Review of Policing, Glasgow City 19 Jul 2016
HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2016-17

Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2016-17 sets out how HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will meet its statutory purpose to inquire into the state, efficiency and effectiveness of both the Police...

National, HMICS Corporate Document 01 Jul 2016
HMICS Independent Assurance Review - Police Scotland Counter Corruption Unit

The aim of our Assurance Review is to independently assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland’s Counter Corruption Unit (CCU). The background to this review is outlined within our terms of reference, which were published on 11 January 2016.

This...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 27 Jun 2016
HMICS Crime Audit 2016 - Terms of Reference

HMICS has published terms of reference for our Crime Audit 2016. The aim of this audit will be to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of crime recording by Police Scotland and the extent to which...

National, Crime Audit Report 18 May 2016
HMICS Local Policing+ Inspection Programme - Inspection of Dumfries and Galloway Division

This inspection, which forms part of our published scrutiny programme, aims to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of local policing in Dumfries and Galloway Division. It is the fourth inspection in our Local Policing+ Inspection Programme.

Each inspection focuses on specific...

Local Policing+, National, Dumfries & Galloway 17 May 2016

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